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BLACKOUT. A vehicle passes through reflecting some structures of the Cagayan de Oro Water District booster Pump in Macasandig earlier this night. Photo by Dave Achondo.

Unscheduled blackout earns mix feedbacks from consumers

AN unscheduled blackout that affected many places in Cepalco’s (Cagayan de Oro Power & Lights Co., Inc.) franchise area due to still unclear reasons drew flak, and other mix feedback from power consumers earlier this night.

In a Facebook post, Cepalco said “We are doing line patrol on east side of the franchise area (Tagoloan to Jasaan), to check what may possibly triggered the outage and to fix the line problem”.

As of this writing the said post reached 1.1k shares, 771 reactions (151 angry and 141 sad emoticons) and 803 comments in under 30mins from its announcement – and rising.

Although majority of its commenters are negative, some also praised, wish for the safety of its linemen and a swift conclusion to the blackout.

“Kudos to the dedicated men and women of Cepalco, especially the teams in charge of restoring electricity,” a commentor posted, another one said “Hoping for a safety work to all the Linemen working right now.”

With one commentor outraged by the flock of negative comments posted “Can we just appreciate the workmen fixing this? It’s night and raining. It’s not easy to do the job. This post – by informing us what’s happening atm should be appreciated. Ofcourse- kay nawalaan man ta ug kuryente, it gave us inconvenience that results to annoyance. But come to think of it, it’s not everyday we don’t have power, unless wa ka kabayad. If naa mo kaulit sa Cepalco alone – keep it to yourself lang sa. But for now, let’s praise the cepalco men for doing their efforts fixing the line for us despite the rain! That is all.”

See post here: BLACKOUT

Cepalco however assured and urges the public to be patient as they are doing everything to hasten power restoration.

And as of 7:37PM this evening Cepalco updated its post bringing good news to some of its consumers.

Power in Carmen Feeders 1 , 2, 3, was restored at 7:37PM, Pueblo Feeder 1 & 2 at 7:40PM, Puntod Feeder 1 that supplies Kauswagan, Bonbon, and Bayabas at 7:48PM were already restored.

Restoration of other areas are still ongoin.


About Dave Achondo

Dave Achondo
A person who enjoys doing what he does best – writing anything under the sun; strong-willed and straight to the point. Contributor at SOUTHWALL Magazine a Cebu-based company under Soline Publishing, A former Feature Editor, Business Editor, and Columnist of Mindanao Gold Star Daily, and is the currently its Digital Marketing Head.

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